create_keystore utility cannot find keytool executable.

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  • 25-Feb-2008
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell Identity Manager - Remote Loader
Novell Identity Manager 3.0
Novell Identity Manager 3.5
Novell Identity Manager 3.5.1


When trying to run create_keystore on a Linux or Unix system the following message is presented:

servername:/etc/opt/novell/dirxml/rdxml # create_keystore ./selfsignedcert.b64 idmkeystore
Error: No Java keytool executable found.
Please modify PATH or edit this script.
servername:/etc/opt/novell/dirxml/rdxml #


This message indicates that the keytool command, part of the Java Virtual Machine, is not in the current user's $PATH and therefore cannot be executed. If the Novell Identity Manager (IDM) engine packages were installed on the server there should be a keytool available in /opt/novell/eDirectory/lib/nds-modules/jre/bin or it may also be in a system's own JVM if one is installed. These are typically in $JAVA_HOME/bin where $JAVA_HOME is the directory where the JVM is installed. Some common links to these directories include /etc/alternatives/java/bin or /etc/alternatives/jre/bin though they can be installed anywhere including in a user's home directory if needed.

To add these paths to the current $PATH variable enter a command like the following substituting for the actual path to the keytool executable:

export PATH

For example:

export PATH

Once this is done the keytool should be executed automatically by the create_keystore command.